Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2048 after 26 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 604 of Meeus index or 1557 from Brown series.
Length of current 604 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2048. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 605 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:24, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 November 2048 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2048 at 07:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 928 km (252 232 mi) away from Earth. It is 520 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 781 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 22 November 2048 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 December 2048 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 November 2048 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.917°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.922° in the next southern standstill on 5 December 2048 at 21:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 5 December 2048 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.